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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 62,934 People

    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I don't know how much more of this I can take.

    no one cares about me, I sit in a house all day by myself with no one! No one even bothers to call and check on me.
    justwanttobeanonymous justwanttobeanonymous 70+, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need someone to see how hard I'm trying

    and and just give me some approval or credit for it. That's what I want. It's not easy being us. Feeling all the things we feel and thinking all the things we think. They bring us to do what we do. And nobody understand how hard it is to try because they can't take my feelings...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could

    say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that still suffer from depression are being regarded as spoiled brats. This angers me, especially since many feel as though they should be happy but...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    In the past couple of months,

    I don't feel anything other than sadness and anger. I have been depressed my whole life but this feels the most horrible and I don't know what's wrong with me.
    tofufingers tofufingers 18-21, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Suicidal thoughts extremely overwhelming My

    parents who have shown to have no interest or sympathy for my well being and this was after all the screaming and abuse we all sat down and it was all about how they felt I'm depressed, suicidal and am a recovering addict and my parents still put themselves before there own...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I smiled today. Like,

    genuinely. I know, I thought it was impossible too. It was so weird. I was cleaning, because I got anxious and that was the only thing that made any sense. And I found some sunglasses. And I put the sunglasses on. It's not particularly sunny. And I laughed. I laughed so hard...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I went to doc yesturday

    and admitted depression. He gave me two pills and said I have to take them everyday in order for them to work I got a flue shot and hep b shot and I took the two new pills and I feel sick
    jcain739 jcain739 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Obviously as a girlfriend I worry a little

    when my boyfriend goes into town to clubs. And he's admitted to worrying when I go out. However one night about 2 1/2 months ago he said 'let's make an agreement, neither of is go out to clubs, only pubs for a causal drink' so I agreed because it was what he wanted.... Last...
    HarrietAC HarrietAC 18-21, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    It gave me a flash smile

    and I hope it does the same for you. (9gag)
    ejsc ejsc 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    erics75 erics75 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a hard time believing I'm worth anything

    and I'm always putting myself down because I feel like I can't do anything right. I have people who love me and care but I don't know what they see in me.
    lemonworld lemonworld 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    my life is in a turmoil,

    i have been cursed. i think my life was a humorous thing for god. i have nobody who cares about me. i have been made fun of everyday. and i hate myself. i lost everything i cherished to now live in a blackhole.
    basicallydead basicallydead 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    So... Its been a while

    since I've made a post. Only 2 check up with me at least every second day... Site is still broken from my phone and I've contacted 3 Adkins including EPAllie. They all ignored me without even a reply... See that's prove alone that most don't care unless it involves them... I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    " I think that if I ever have kids,

    and they are upset, I won't tell them that there are people starvving in China or anything like that. Because it wouldn't change that they are upset or not. And even if somebody else has it worse than you, that doesn't really change the fact that youhave what you have. Good or...
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Cliffnotes to my post: "When everything feels

    like the movies, you bleed just to know you're alive." Bleed to feel. Cut to bleed.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Everything's different.

    I don't know if I've worn her down, or if she's just bored of me, or she's tired of putting up the facade of pretending to like me, but when I talk to my closest friend, everything is different. And it saddens me. I don't know what the point of trying was.
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I don't think I can cope anymore I get bullied

    every day at school and I have lost all my friends, if it Carrys on much longer I will end up killing myself :'(
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Feeling unmotivated and numb.

    All I want to do is sleep all day and make the time go by.
    AirmanAcesGirl AirmanAcesGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    I battle depression but an old friend struggled

    with it worse than me. She was abandoned as a baby at a gas station. Her parents left her while her Grandmother found her and took her under her wing. I can remember some nights she says, the day she was abandoned. She keep a smile on her face during her childhood but was badly...
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    After my last suicide attempt,

    I have decided to live. It's not easy. I feel like I have death inside of me 24/7. My chest feels like it's going to explode. All I can say is, "Get help!" I tried partial hospitalization. It was nice being around others who understood my pain. I'm finally taking my meds...
    AirmanAcesGirl AirmanAcesGirl 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feeling pretty **** today… I just want to

    cry; snuggle up with tea and chocolate and have a cuddle with something/someone. I’m such a pathetic piece of ****. Is this how I’m going to spend the rest of my life? Because if it is, it’s not ******* worth it. I want to leave. I don't even know why I'm posting this...
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Good day, awful night.

    How great is depression?!?!?! Just as I get into bed it frickin' hits me. Amazing.
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I put a bullet in my head I can't find the

    answers in all the red Where is the writing on the wall My lungs continue to slowly fall Contracted, damn it all My hair is falling out, Rotted skin around the mouth Been around the world Death I can not taste Razor blade surgery, cutting past my spine Just to find the reasons...
    smilethepainaway smilethepainaway 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 41 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I wake up feeling so agitated

    for no reason. Folks, psychotic disorders and illness are no joke. I seem so fine on the outside but internally theirs a leech on my sol. A gray cloud that just will not pass. I'm at rock bottom
    troubledflight troubledflight 18-21, M 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 21 Responses Jul 7

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    I'm not sure if it will help everyone,

    but there is a game called Persona 3, which I think makes life a lot better. It makes everything simple and yet guides how your life should really be. I understand that depression is a physical illness, but without hope, even the desire to cure yourself of your pain and...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Im feeling better these days!

    Im acctually doing stuff and i keep taking my meds. Its just a shame that the harm is already Done and people shun me. Depression Will make people dislike you because you turn into a baby. You cry, need attention and you wont eat unless you are forced to. I understand why...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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